Claudia Moreira Salles
Claudia Moreira Salles graduated in 1978 at the Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial (ESDI) in Rio de Janeiro. After working at the Design Institute of Rio's Museum of Modern Art, in a furniture project for public schools, She moved to São Paulo to become part of the design team of Escriba, a furniture company. Parallel to this she started developing more authorial projects relying on craftwrorks specially in wood. These first pieces were showed by Fulvio Nanni who during the 1980s represented independent designers and thier production. Later she met Etel Carmon who had just started her own furniture manufacturing company dedicated to restoring traditional woodworking techniques, and soon started designing furniute allying the simplicity and rationality of an industrial product with the richness of Brazilian native woods and the skills of woodworkers. Salles extended her collaboration to other brands like Casa 21, Firma Casa, Dpot and diversifies creating objects and lighting for St. James, specialized in silverware; Bertolucci and Lumini, both lighting companies.